UPDATE (better late than never, right?): The winners of the IGIGI contest have been announced! My winner is JEN and she will be hearing from the Weetacon administration very soon. For a list of all of the winners please go to to the IGIGI at Weetacon page.
First things first: The dress in this entry was provided to me for review purposes by
IGIGI. The content of this entry was not dictated by IGIGI; I get to
keep the dress for my personal use. Links to the IGIGI site in this
entry are affiliate links for Weetacon.
So! When I signed up for Weetacon, one of the things I was most excited about (you know, other than EVERYTHING!) was the chance to get to possibly get to try out an IGIGI dress. I've read about the IGIGI fashion shows and always thought they sounded like so much fun, and this year I got to take part!
One of my dress selections was the Trixie dress, a lovely, swishy A-line dress in blue ombre (did I use ombre in the right way? I have no idea.). Anyway, I was drawn to it originally because it looks like something that I could also wear to work because I thought it looked pretty modest on top and it's not an inappropriate length for the office.
When I picked up the dress, I was really excited because I knew the blue bodice would really flatter my skin tone. I like to wear colorful things, but I have to be careful because (I believe) I can easily look washed out. That's what my German and English blood will do! The sapphire blue, though, was gorgeous. I would love a separate top in this color! Also, the dress is fully lined and hits me around mid-knee.
I wore the dress to dinner at Weetacon with opaque black tights and black booties (ew, I hate that word but I don't know how else to describe my shoes) and a chunky black necklace. If I were to wear it to work, I probably would wear it with nude hose (I am not confident enough to wear skirts or dresses without something covering my legs), black pumps, and a more delicate necklace. Possibly also a blazer, but I am not 100% sold on that.
I did have a couple issues with the dress which could be unique to me, but I want to address them nonetheless. First, the dress is too low-cut for me to be able to wear it to work. I work in finance and tend to be pretty conservative in what I wear to work. I don't want to be able to see down my dress just by looking down, and I don't want my coworkers or any clients to be able to see down my dress either! I am small-chested for a plus-sized lady, though, so again, this could be unique to me. The second issue is the waistband. I expected it to have a little bit of stretch but it does not, which made it just a little difficult to remove at the end of the night (I am at the top end of the 14/16 bust size range, so maybe I needed to size up?). Also, because I am tall (5'11"), the waistband landed at a funny spot. If I adjust it so it was more like an empire waist, it seems bunchy to me. If I wear it a little bit lower, it flattens me out. I am probably the only one to notice this though, so feel free take what I say with a grain of salt.
Overall, though, I like this dress and might wear it to our Kentucky Derby party in a few weeks! If I do, I will update this post with a picture of the hat I'll construct to match!
Now for the exciting part for YOU: you get a chance to win an Igigi dress! How to participate in the IGIGI Weetacon Giveaway: Go to the IGIGI website and
pick out your ideal dress for a special occasion, important business
meeting, date night or what have you. Then leave a comment on this
review, telling us which garment YOU want and where you plan on wearing
it. You can increase your chances of winning an IGIGI gift certificate
by leaving comments on each of the other Weetacon IGIGI reviews at this page. Comments must be received by May 14 at midnight PST. Winners will be notified and announced on this page and the IGIGI at Weetacon 2013 page by May 18th.